Welcome~

Welcome to my new blog, Arriving Full Circle.

Many of you know me as the author of the women’s fiction Cedar Key and Ormond Beach series. So thank you for continuing to follow me. And for the newcomers….welcome to you. I look forward to getting to know you and share your thoughts and opinions while I’ll be sharing mine.

For various reasons, I recently made the decision not to accept a new two book contract with my publisher. When that burst of excitement and enthusiasm for beginning a new novel vanished, I knew it was time to take a step back and see where I was going. Writing has always been my passion. So I’m naturally drawn back to sharing my words. For the time being, I’ll just be doing this in a different form.

And as I approach turning 70 on March 19, I discovered a stirring of change within me. And this change has affected me both internally and externally. Maybe some of it is due to simply beginning another decade.  Maybe some of it is due to the very difficult, heartbreaking and sad past election year.  Whatever the cause, I find myself, along with so many others, facing a time of uncertainty and difficulty.  Although I’ve always followed politics and current events, I wasn’t always able to be truly involved. I was a young mom, raising children and going through my own tough times in the 60’s. I wasn’t able to march on Washington and join civil rights movements. And, most important, I hadn’t yet fully formed my thoughts, my opinions and my core beliefs. But now? Now I’ve found my voice, both literally and figuratively. I know the meaning of the word empathy. I’ve experienced the sadness of disappointment and heartache. And I’ve also reveled in the joy of meeting goals, believing in myself, and making my dreams come true. And all of this has brought me to where I am now. To the person I am now. And this is what I plan to share here with you.

My blog won’t be for everyone. And that’s okay. But for those of you who plan to join me, I look forward to hearing and learning your thoughts and opinions. To having meaningful discussions on a variety of topics. I plan to write about politics, yes! And about current events. However, I will also be writing about those mundane, but fun, daily things that go on in my life…….knitting, travel, my pets, reflections and thoughts of a baby boomer turning the big 7-0.

So I hope you’ll join me and be part of my new journey! Because who knows where it will take us.